Perhaps the most indicting statement of all came from John Piper who tweeted:
Pat Robertson's view of how Christ loves the church and gives himself for her. Leave her for another. http://dsr.gd/pgWJel
The stinging words reminded me of another story from back in February. Remember how former Calvary Chapel leader Chuck Smith advised a woman on his radio show that God would “understand” if she aborted her unborn conjoined twins since the doctors told her they wouldn’t survive with two heads and one body anyway.
At first glance I mourned Robertson’s response but dismissed it as being relevant to Bound4LIFE; it’s very relevant, though. Robertson’s comments are the result of what happens when a culture of death permeates a society so much it creeps into the church. On his show, a caller asked for advice on what to tell a friend who was dating another woman because his wife has Alzheimer’s, so she was already “gone” in a way. Robertson’s response was this: